LGBTQ+ Guided Visits

Gay Paris has existed for a very long time and a range of guided tours now allows visitors to discover its heritage.

Visite guidée du cimetière du Montparnasse, Paris © OTCP - Daniel Thierry

The Marais, a residential and entertainment district for the LGBTQ+ community; Pigalle and its former lesbian cabarets; the Palais Royal, the place for male encounters in the 18th century, and even Père Lachaise cemetery with its tombs of well-known gay icons … Gay Paris has existed for a very long time and a range of guided tours now allows visitors to discover its heritage.

Paris Gay Village

Paris Gay Village - Petit dejeuner, Paris © Paris Gay Village

One of the best ways of discovering gay and lesbian Paris is with Paris Gay Village. Since 2005, the specialized tour guides from this association have concocted some thirty or so visits, including several that are available in English. Explore the quarter of the Madeleine and learn all about Jean Cocteau’s life; walk around Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the hub of the LGBT community in the 1950s and 60s; and stroll through cemeteries on the lookout for the tombs of homosexual couples, united for eternity…

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Meeting the French

Meeting The French - The french see the exquisite  architecture and monuments of Paris © MTF

Want to discover the secrets of the Marais? The gay-friendly guided visit offered by Meeting the French allows visitors to discover this historic district through its bars, clubs, restaurants and LGBTQ+ related stores. From old-style buildings to cheeky boutiques, it’s also the opportunity to learn more about the history of the Parisian homosexual community. 

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Queer Tours France

Queer Tours France – Struggles LGBT, Paris

Queer Tours France invites you to discover Paris from an LGBTQ+ perspective, explore the most famous monuments of the city and also learn about the queer historical figures, writers and artists that lived here. Their tours put back the LGBTQ+ protagonists in the History of France and in Art History and bring you to areas that bear the imprint of the LGBTQ+ community from the Louvre to Saint-Germain, the Marais, Montmartre or Père Lachaise.   

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Paris to Versailles Private tours

Paris to Versailles Private tours - Marais - Paris gay, Paris

Paris To Versailles Private Tours usually offer tours on the history and heritage of the French Monarchy. Customised tours dedicated to the history of gay Paris are also available. The Marais district - a beautiful historic area - is the epicentre of the tour. Here you will discover beautiful historic buildings with 17th century architecture that are now home to shops, businesses and gay and trendy addresses. Get in touch with Paris to Versailles Private tours for a customised tour of gay Paris.

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Paris Gay Village

Guided tours
  • Châtelet - Les Halles

ParisGayVillage is an association under the French law of 1901 which brings together those who wish to get involved in the......

Meeting the French

Incoming agency specialized in leisure groups
  • Le Marais

Since it creation in 2005, the agency Meeting the French has never stopped showing travellers from all over the world an......

Queer Tours France

Guided tours

Queer Tours France is a local tour company created by queer guides and specialized in guided tours in Paris from an LGBTQIA+......

Paris To Versailles Private tours

Incentive activities | Guided tours
  • Versailles

Paris To Versailles Private tours is a family company specializing in high end guided tours for small groups. (couples, families......